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Auction 176, Lot 728

"[Seminole Wars] Report of the Committee on Military Affairs … as Relates to the Proceeding of the Court Martial, in the Trial of Arbuthnott and Armbrister, and the Conduct of the Seminole War", U.S. Government

Subject: Document - Seminole Wars, Florida

Period: 1819 (published)

Publication: H.R. Doc. 82

Color: Black & White

5.9 x 8.6 inches
15 x 21.8 cm
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Arbuthnott and Arbrister were British subjects accused of assisting the Seminole Indians in attacking U.S. troops commanded by Andrew Jackson. Following their capture, Jackson convened a court martial which led to the execution of both. The House Committee was harshly critical of the court martial and executions and drafted a resolution disapproving both. When the report was presented to the full House, the House added strongly worded resolutions more harshly critical of Jackson’s unauthorized incursion into Spanish-held Florida, seizures of Spanish property, and the execution of both men. Jackson’s popularity as a war hero insulated him from any disciplinary action. Octavo, disbound, 5 pages.


Condition: B

Disbound with scattered foxing.

Estimate: $150 - $180

Sold for: $85

Closed on 2/12/2020